RORY BURNS was out for a duck as England’s batsmen endured 5 overs of new-ball torment.
Surrey left-hander Burns edged his first ball from Shaheen Afridi inches wanting second slip however then his fourth supply went skimming into the arms of the identical fielder, Asad Shafiq.
Rory Burns was out for the fourth duck by an England opener this yrCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
It was the fourth duck by an England opener in 2020 – Dom Sibley has two, Burns one and Jos Buttler one – and that’s the joint most in a house summer season alongside 1989.
Sibley and Zak Crawley managed to outlive till rain interrupted after which ended play on day 4 of the Second Take a look at.
With someday remaining, England are 7-1 in reply to Pakistan’s 236 all out and the match will certainly be drawn.
However the proof of 5 overs batting towards Shaheen and Mohammad Abbas confirmed England would have had a torrid time in useful bowling circumstances.
The ball was nipping and seaming off the pitch and each Sibley and Crawley had a number of anxious moments.
It got here after Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan took his rating to 72 earlier than skying a catch to Crawley within the covers. Broad took his fourth wicket of Pakistan’s first innings and his twenty sixth of the summer season.
There’s nonetheless work to be accomplished towards the brand new ball. We’ve seen unusual issues occur in cricket.
Former England No.3 Jonathan Trott, working as batting coach on this sequence, stated: “There’s not a lot Rory may have accomplished with a ball like that. It was a tricky interval with the unhealthy climate coming.
“It’s essential we don’t see tomorrow simply as a day to bat out, stroll away with the draw and keep 1-0 up. There’s nonetheless work to be accomplished towards the brand new ball. We’ve seen unusual issues occur in cricket.”
Mohammad Rizwan took his rating to 72Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The rain was heavy for some time however the groundstaff insisted it could take three hours to dry the bottom. No one had been to the center to test circumstances or made any try to start out mopping up earlier than performed was referred to as off at 3.45pm
When umpires Richard Kettleborough and Michael Gough deserted play, the solar was out with loads of blue sky.
The reluctance to attempt to play cricket on this match when the sunshine turns into gloomy or rain is about has been weird.